Mike Ormond's Blog

Musings on mobile development and Windows Phone 7 in particular.

December, 2009

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    Adding a bit of Spark to Nerd Dinner

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    Right, here we go. Having talked about how to get Spark set up and a little about Spark usage , it’s time to put some rubber on the road and pedal to the metal etc First we need to sort out that master page, converting it to a Spark master layout. Here...
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    The Perils of Blocking Online Ads

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    In a fit of frustration the other day, having waited an eternity for some online ad on some now-forgotten site to load, I decided to revisit ad-blocking, something I haven’t done in a long time. Previously I’d used the technique of blocking ads via the...
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    [Video] Spark View Engine Part 2

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    Here’s part 2 of the short video series covering the Spark view engine posts . Part 1 is here . Part 3 will have to wait ‘til the new year I’m afraid as I’m *officially* on holiday doing voluntary work for the big man (Santa that is). Here are...
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    Extending ASP.NET MVC – Replacing the View Engine

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    One of the less discussed aspects of ASP.NET MVC is its extensibility. Pretty much any component can be replaced if it doesn’t suit your needs. Don’t like our ControllerFactory (maybe you want to use Dependency Injection )? That’s okay, use another one...
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    Trusting everything you find on the internetz

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    News. Pah. I remember the days when I (perhaps foolishly) believed what I read in the papers. Today somewhat less so but newspapers remain in a different league to much of the so-called journalism we find ourselves surrounded with today. The trouble is...
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    MIX10 Registration Open

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    Yes, it’s that time of year again when March (and MIX) seem to be both in the distant future and almost upon us at the same time. The conference is billed as: “A 3 day conference for web designers and developers building the world's most innovative web...
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    Web Platform Slideshow

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    This is a deck from a session I delivered recently trying to round-up some of the highlights of the next wave of .NET from a web dev perspective. There’s not much of a narrative to it but it hits most of the ‘futures’ highlights (with a brief detour into...
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    Search Engine Optimisation

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    Here I go again on the importance of SEO and the benefits of the SEO Toolkit :). I put together a short slide deck summarising things. The important things to know are [a] it’s good at what it does [b] it’s free [c] it works with IIS7.x so if you have...
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    A Bit About Spark

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    In my last post I installed and configured Spark as an alternative view engine for ASP.NET MVC. Before we do anything else with it though, we need to understand a little of the syntax. The Spark View Page First of all, a Spark page looks much like an...
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    The Windows API Code Pack

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    If you want to access Windows 7 features like Jump Lists, Libraries, Common File Dialogs, Sensor Platform, Power Management etc from managed code then you need to get your hands on the Windows API Code Pack for Microsoft .NET Framework. Read all about...
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    Deliver better video with IIS Smooth Streaming

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    IIS Smooth Streaming is one of those “wow” technologies – watch the video and you get a real sense of just how dramatic a difference it can make to the user experience for media delivered over the web. I’ve put together a short video showing how easy...
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    My Most Popular Posts of 2009

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    Inspired by Eric doing this first , I thought I’d dig out my most popular posts of 2009. Most popular by average time on page An Introduction to the IE8 Developer Tools (Posted in April) Dominick Baier on Identity, Geneva and OpenID (Posted in April)...
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    [Video] Spark View Engine Part 1

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    I decided to make a short video series covering the Spark view engine posts I did here , here and here . This first part is about installing and configuring Spark in an ASP.NET MVC project (NerdDinner in my case). Here are the resources links from the...
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